- No less than 8 politicians of Nigerian descent in the US have won their legislative seats in the state elections of Georgia, Pennsylvania and Minnesota
- Solomon Adesanya and Tish Naghise are among the Nigerian Americans who will be making laws in the United State
- Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, who shared the news on her Twitter page, congratulated the lawmakers on behalf of the federal government
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About 8 Nigerian descent politicians in the United States won their legislative seats in the state elections of Georgia, Pennsylvania and Minnesota.
According to Sahara Reporters, the chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Abike Debiri-Erewa, confirmed the development on her verified Twitter handle.
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The Nigerians were elected late on Tuesday, November 8, as Dabiri-Erewa sent them a congratulatory message.
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Abike Dabiri-Erewa said:
"These Nigerian Americans won their elections in Georgia last night. A hearty congrats to them all #ProudlyNigerian.”
Below is the list of Nigerians:
- Segun Adeyina
- Gabe Okoye
- Solomon Adesanya
- Tish Naghise
- Phil Olaleye
- Carol Kazeem
- Oye Owolewa
- Esther Agbaje
The general election of the US state of Georgia, which was held on Tuesday, November 8, had runoffs which will be held on dates yet to be announced.
Osinbajo meets London to Lagos biker, reveals what he has done for Nigeria
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Osinbajo commended Adeyanju for making Nigeria popular because of his feat while urging Nigerians to tell and retell the story.
Others who joined Adeyanju in his meeting with Osinbajo are the chairman/CEO of the Nigerians in diaspora commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa and other bikers across the country.
Abdulrasheed Bawa: Will EFCC chairman be jailed? Police finally open up
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The spokesperson of the police, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the force is yet to receive the court document on the judgment,
The EFCC boss was convicted on Tuesday following the failure of the anti-graft agency to return a Range Rover and N40m to one Rufus Ojuawo, who was discharged and acquitted in 2018.